A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true).
1] a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
2] a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory.
3] a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities.
Out of all the English words that begin with the letter F, this one’s the only one referred to as ‘The F word.’ It’s one of the most commonly used words in the English language and, it can be used in many many ways.
It can be used as a transitive verb for instance, “John fucked Julie,” as an intransitive verb, “Julie fucks.”
It’s meaning is not always sexual. It can be used as an adjective such as, “Julie’s doing all the fucking work.”
As part of an adverb, “John talks too fucking much.” As an adverb enhancing an adjective, “Jameela is fucking beautiful.” As the object of an adverb, “Shirley is fucking beautifully.”
As a noun, “I don’t give a fuck.”
As part of a word, “Abso-fucking-lutly.”
And, as almost every work in a sentence:
Fuck the fucking fuckers.
There are very few words with the versatility of ‘fuck’:
Aggression — “Don’t fuck with me mate.”
Anger — “You’re doing my fucking head in.”
Difficulty — “I don’t fucking understand this situation at all.”
Dismay — “Aww, fuck it,”
Dismissal — “Why don’t you go fuck yourself?”
Dissatisfaction — “I don’t like what the fuck is going on here.”
Fraud — “I got fucked at the used car lot.”
Incompetence — “He’s a fucking idiot.”
Inquiry — “Who the fuck was that!”
Trouble — “We’ve been caught, we are truly fucked now.”